Losing weight and reducing your body fat can be a difficult process, but can often be achieved more effectively with a change in mindset.

For many people, losing weight means sacrifice and missing out on foods they love to eat, or working tirelessly in the gym to reduce body fat.  But the most effective method for losing weight is a change in your attitude and mentality towards food.

It’s a lifestyle change, not a fad diet that will bring about the best results.

With a fad diet, it’s a short term fix which often involves robbing yourself of important nutrients that your body needs leading to other health problems.

The trick to losing weight is actually to eat the right things, eating more regularly to maintain good energy levels throughout the day.

Check out our top tips to losing weight:

  1.  Never skip breakfast
  2. Drink plenty of water
  3. Eat more fruit and vegetables
  4. Cut down on sugary snacks
  5. Eat more protein and fibre which will help fill you up
  6. Reduce your alcohol intake
  7. Check food labels
  8. Become more active, walk more

These are really simple, basic tips but they’re actually the most effective.

There is no miracle to losing body fat.  As a health and fitness website we obviously encourage you to work out and exercise, burning off excess calories will always benefit you but you will get the best results, and save yourself some hard work by changing your lifestyle and how you think about food.

We have found that whenever we have put on weight, it is always a combination of not maintaining our usual level of exercise, and consuming more acidic foods, such as processed meats, alcohol and dairy products.  Once we have brought our bodies back into balance the weight just drops off!

Check out our article on the alkaline diet to learn more about keeping a healthy balance!